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Serpintine belt wont tight ,idler pully is in good shape old belt came off thought it had streached it was almost new replaced it still having same problem.

3.0 4v dual overhead cam

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Are you sure the belt tensioner spring is strong enough to keep the belt tight ?
You should have to move the tensioner to put the belt on, then it should keep the belt tight when you finish.

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if you know exactly what the idler pully looks like and can follow directions I can help you. My help is totally free all I want in return is a fixya rating. I promise to do my best to help you

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all Zetec engines (2.0 DOHC) are NOT interference engines. There are deep reliefs cut into the top of the piston to clear the valves when they are fully extended. There will be no valve damage if the timing belt breaks on a Zetec engine.

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there isnt marks!the cam pulleys have do nothing with timing!remove the valve cover and see in the other end of the camshafts and find two eccentric cuts!turn the crankshaft to the top dead point on the cylinder 1 the two cuts must be in the same line on the upper or lower side.you need aspecial tool to lock the camshafts and another to lock the crankshaft!this is the timing procedure!now you can change anything you want!note!the cam pulleys are conejointed to the camshafts!no marks no pins no safe pins etc.isnt difficult but complicated simple!

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Where is belt tensioner and how do you turn it to loosen belt to change


The belt tentioner pully is the idler pully in the serpentine belt system...
You need a long wrnch (11/16??) to fit the pullys center bolt...
Turn the bolt to the right ( righty tighty) and the tentioner will losten its tention on the belt enough to remove the belt...
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If my water pump needs to be replaced will there be other changes I may need to do?


in most cars the water pump is outside the engine and is driven by the serpentine belt (that also drive the generator and air conditoner) ... so its a good idea to change that belt since it involves no increase in labor (they may charge for it but it takes no more effort to install a new belt then the old) ... also inspection of the belt tensioner and idler pully is a more than a good idea .. they may have frozen pivots or bad bearings that will cause later failures ...if they are in good shape then no need to change them unless they are available at a reasonable cost .. most off the shelf antifreeze contains silicates and thats responsible for most water pump failures .. silicate free antifreeze is available but at a higher cost .. thats money well spent... some cars have the water pump driven by the timing belt inside the timing belt housing .. now that can involve much more labor .. its prudent to change the timing belt and any warn idler or tensioner pullies while you are at it ... timing belt driven water pump repairs are expensive but those extra parts wont add a lot to the bill but will increase long term reliability greatly ... on a few cars the whole front end must be removed in order to change the water pump or even thermostat .. thats additonal labor ... hope you dont have one of those ..

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How do replace the tensioner pulley on a 2.2 engine 4 cyl. 1998 chevy cavelier .


there are two bolts located behind the pully on the mounting bracket arm, (you have to use a 1/2 inch drive bar in the idler pully to move it so you can see the bolts) That will help you with locating the bolts, while you are moving the pully you might as well take the belt off to save time, After you remove the old idler pully install the new one, use your 1/2 drive bar on the pully to put your belt back on. Pretty simple job, good luck!

Jan 08, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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I need to know where the belt tensioner is located to change my serpintine belt.


Just to make sure you have the right part (belt Tensioner), If you push and pull on the serpentine belt, look for the pulley that moves with the belt. That will be the Belt tensioner pulley, there is going to be a slot on the tension arm for a ratchet so you can take the tension off the old belt and slid it off the idler pulley or any one of the other pully's. Good luck and hope this made sense, keep me posted be glad to help. 

Jun 30, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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IDLER PULLY FOR SERPINTINE BELT WON'T COME OFF,


You need to create a wedge on the pulley with a screw driver or something. The auto parts store has a part that can hold the pulley.

The other option is to drill out the bolt and replace with another bolt. This can get rough to the point you may have to re thread the bolt hole.

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Serpentine belt installation


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2 Loosen the hold-down fastener for the idler or generator pulley.
3 Pry the idler or generator pulley inward to release the belt tension and remove the belt.
4 Match the old belt up for size with the new replacement belt.
5 Observe the belt routing diagram in the engine compartment.
6 Install the new belt over each of the drive pulleys. Often the manufacturer recommends a sequence for feeding the belt around the pulleys.
7 Pry out the idler or generator pulley to put tension on the belt.
8 Pry out the idler or generator pulley to put tension on the belt.
9 Install the belt squarely in the grooves of each pulley.
10 Before adjusting belt tension, check for proper pulley alignment. This is especially critical with serpentine belts. Measure the belt deflection in its longest span. If a belt tension gauge is available, use it and compare the tension to specifications.
”If a belt is too tight, wear to bearings for the water pump, alternator, and engine crankshaft can result.”
11 Pry the idler or generator pulley to adjust the belt to specifications.
12 Tighten the idler or generator pulley fastener.
13 Start the engine and check the belt for proper operation.

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